Motorola X Phone described as a “real breakthrough,” on target for Google I/O launch

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The Motorola X Phone is back in the news, as another rumor concerning the super phone has emerged, again suggesting it’s going to be something very special. This time it’s from Australian tech website SmartHouse, where not only has a “reliable source” been singing the X Phone’s praises, but so has an executive from Australian network Telstra.

Named as Hugh Bradlow, the Telstra exec has apparently been chatting about the X Phone , letting everyone know it’s, “a real breakthrough,” and will, “put pressure on Samsung and Apple,” when it goes on sale in July. If that wasn’t enough, the quote from an anonymous source says, “Google has been working on this device for a long time. It has software features and capabilities that are not available on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or an Apple iPhone. The software is really powerful.”

Motorola’s X Phone is believed to be the first device on which the company has closely collaborated with Google, and could be the vessel for the next version of Android. Recent comments made by Google’s Larry Page suggest the phone may be very durable and have longer battery life than competing smartphones, both of which are features Motorola has exploited before on devices such as its Maxx series of Android phones and those with Kevlar shells. Other rumors include the use on Sony’s Exmor RS camera sensor, a screen size of either 4.8-inches or 5-inches, plus at least a 3000mAh battery.

That’s a lot of hype for any phone, let alone one from Motorola, a firm which hasn’t been associated with any ground breaking hardware for a while, despite releasing a steady stream of solid new phones over the past few years. Motorola’s X Phone is expected to be the star of this May’s Google I/O event, which fits in well with the Telstra exec’s estimated launch date in July. Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is also likely to make its debut at the annual developer event.


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